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The need for a custom built solution arose for a full scale Biodiesel production plant based in the USA.

Whilst pilot plant operation had proven successful, it was necessary to upscale the production process and incorporate proprietary reactor technology with commercially available materials and special fittings into a fully functional, high pressure unit.

In addition, the assembled skid based module was required to be transported on a flat rack container from Australia to the USA so that site could receive the module for minimal site intervention.

Using a combination of equipment specified by the process designer, special hardware designed by AFH and the use of AFH’s 3D solid modeling package, Inventor, these purpose built packages were produced locally, tested using Palm oil to mechanically prove all of the hardware and successfully installed into the overall plant in the USA.

Electrical equipment had to meet USA based hazardous area approvals as well as as much componentry as possible integrated into the package that would have local support in the USA should it be required in the future.

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Industry: Pumps and compressor packages